This talk will cover the basics of using configuration management tools in the cloud. We will discuss infrastructure automation as a lynch pin for managing cloud-based infrastructures. Configuration management examples will be drawn from the Open Source Chef project. Chef is based on Ruby and all of the examples used in the presentation are based on Chef’s Ruby DSL.

Topics Covered:

- Configuration Management Overview
- Configuration Management in the Cloud
- Infrastructure as Code

This presentation cover the complete state of cloud computing and be useful for anyone working or planning to work in IT.

John M. Willis is currently the VP of Services at Opscode, Inc. John has worked in the IT management industry for 30 years. He began his professional career at Exxon as an IT infrastructure analyst. He is the founder of four successful startups over the past 20 years Willis is known internationally for his IT Management and Cloud blog. He also has two podcast series on clouds called ‚”Cloud Cafe‚ and Droplets”. Willis is also the co-host of Redmonk’s IT Management Guys‚ podcast series.

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